Thanksgiving Day Statistics for Southeast Michigan

It is almost Thanksgiving time across Southeast Michigan, and many people have been curious about statistics associated with this holiday in the past.  Although Thanksgiving does not fall on the same date every year, the numbers below have been calculated based on the date on which Thanksgiving fell in the past.  Prior to 1939, Thanksgiving was celebrated on the last Thursday in November.  Starting that year, however, it was celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November, which is either the last or second-to-last of the month.  This year, the holiday falls on the latest possible date, November 28th. (The earliest possible date is November 22)

The statistics for warmest, coldest, wettest, snowiest, and deepest snowpack are listed below: 

 

Detroit

WARMEST
11/26/1986 – This day had the highest maximum temperature of 65 degrees, the warmest minimum temperature of 55 degrees, and the warmest average temperature of 60 degrees.

COLDEST
11/271930 – This day had the lowest maximum temperature of 18 degrees, the coldest minimum of 9 degrees, and the coldest average temperature of 14 degrees.

WETTEST
11/28/1968 – 1.52” of precipitation

SNOWIEST
11/27/1975 - 4.6” of snowfall

DEEPEST SNOWPACK
11/27/1975 – 4”

 


Flint

WARMEST
11/22/2012 – Highest maximum temperature of 63 degrees

11/22/1969 – This day had the warmest minimum temperature of 53 degrees and the warmest average temperature of 56 degrees.

COLDEST
11/27/1930 – Lowest minimum temperature of 4 degrees
11/26/1936 – Lowest maximum temperature of 22 degrees
11/27/1930 – Coldest average temperature of 16 degrees

WETTEST
11/28/1968 - 1.64” of precipitation

SNOWIEST
11/28/1991 - 4.2” of snowfall

DEEPEST SNOWPACK
11/27/1975 – 8”

 


TRI-CITIES AREA

WARMEST
11/26/1914 & 11/26/1908 – Highest maximum temperature of 64 degrees

11/24/1966 – This day had the warmest minimum temperature of 52 degrees and the warmest average temperature of 54 degrees.

COLDEST
11/23/1950 – Lowest minimum temperature of 7 degrees
11/27/1930 – Lowest maximum temperature of 19 degrees and coldest average temperature of 14 degrees

WETTEST
11/24/1983 - 1.06” of precipitation

SNOWIEST
11/28/1991 - 4.2” of snowfall

DEEPEST SNOWPACK
11/27/1975 – 8”



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